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The Monster who Ate my Blender

June 20, 2009

I apologize for the delayed posting but my last two days have been jam packed. Devastation occurred when I went to make my green monster and my poor blender tried to start, but the motor puttered out. A short moment of sadness ensued,  (more of the sadness of not being able to have my monster), wishful thinking of a Vitamix, but then I checked my inbox and saw a Friends and Family coupon for Kohls and an earlybird special so I headed over and got me a great deal, disaster aborted!!  On top of that this blender is way more powerful and blends the monster more incredible than before!!

Steph took the green challenge and though this picture might not prove it, she even liked it! (Don’t mind the clutter in the background, we hit up goodwill on the way back from the market and just dumped our loot on the floor :p)

I have been looking forward to Saturday all week as I had plans with my friend Stephanae to go to the Farmers Market and then give her some cooking lessons! The farmers market was full of lots of goodies and produce porn galore!

I ended up going home with some yellow carrots, lemon cucumbers, beets for my juice, and the best find, raw goodies!!! Michelle was there from her own Twins Kitchen out of Raleigh with homemade raw and vegan items and they are delicious! I went home with berry breakfast bread and some veggie crackers with “sheez”. I was so excited because I have yet to find anything “raw” near me.

Those are some of her raw desserts above….drool over that brownie on the right!

When we got home we looked at what we had and decided to make banana bread, stuffed chicken fillets, quinoa tabbouleh, and a blackberry corn muffin dessert with the fresh blackberries. We whipped up the banana bread and then walked ot the store to get the chicken while it baked. The bread was an old standby recipe I used in the bakery I used to work at back home and came out great, sadly I forgot to take a picture!

The chicken was superb! We made a raw homemade pesto, which we then put on the fillet with some goat cheese, italian seasoning, and sun dried tomatoes. Roll them up, add some more pesto on top, and some fresh garlic! Bake at 350 until done.

The quinoa tabboulleh was quite simple. I made the quinoa on the stove. Chopped up some mint, onion, and peppers i in a food processor. Then I hand chopped some left over pepper, an heirloom tomato, and my lemon cucumbers. (I chopped my finger in the process, OUCH! I love garlic, so I added some minced garlic, good dose of lemon juice and a few tablespoons of EVOO. Then I tossed it in the fridge to let the flavors marinate and everything cool.

The Blackberry Corn Cake was a creation..we had amazing berries, some cornmuffin mix and the rest just came together. Result: delicous!

  • 1 box cornbread mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3T butter or margerine
  • some yogurt (we used 3/4 container of Greek vanilla personal size b/c that’s what I had)
  • berries of choice

Mix all the ingredients together, fold in the berries at then end. You can make then into whatever form you want to. We poured them into little souffle dishes and baked at 350 until toothpick comes out clean.


I am healthy and filled with energy! I feel the bounce in my step. I see shining in my eyes. The raidant me is right here. I claim it now!

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